Hello, to my friends and neighbors in the City of Walker. My name is Steven Gilbert, I was elected to the City Commission in 2017 and I am proud to serve as Walker’s Mayor Pro Tem. I have been a resident of the City of Walker my entire life. I graduated from Kenowa Hills High School in 2011, and Grand Valley State University in 2015. I currently work as a Legislative Director for the Michigan Senate.
I began my work with the City of Walker as a Planning Commissioner. I was first appointed to the Planning Commission in January of 2015 and was elected Secretary by my peers in July of 2016. I had the opportunity to review many important projects during that time and have been very grateful to have that opportunity to give back to my community.
Since then, I have continued to serve on the Planning Commission, and currently serve on the City of Walker Ordinance Committee as chair, the Emergency Planning Committee, and the Police & Fire Committee. In addition to these roles, I also represent the City of Walker on The Rapid (ITP) Board of Directors.
As a City Commissioner, I hope to support positive change in the city, with strong thoughtful planning towards our long-term future. Preserving and enhancing our parks, roads and infrastructure are among my top priorities. I want to ensure that residents and families have access to quality public spaces and a road system that is dependable and well maintained. I also believe that supporting our public safety team is vital for the health, safety, and security of our city.
If you should ever need anything from me, please do not hesitate to contact me by calling or texting (616) 828-7763 or by email at SGilbert@walker.city . If you are interested in keeping track of our work in the City Commission, I encourage you to follow me on Facebook, by clicking this link.